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DUSK, a retro-inspired FPS from David Szymanski and New Blood Interactive looks awesome and you can test it out on Linux right now.

Inspired by the likes of Doom, Quake, Blood, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life, Redneck Rampage it's certainly got a lot to live up to. Seems it has done so, with an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating on Steam.

Sending word to us via Twitter early this morning, here's what they said:

The #Mac & #Linux versions of DUSK are just about ready to go! They'll be available for testing this weekend and live for EVERYONE next week!! Head to DUSK.GG and for more info. #screenshotsaturday #FPS #gamedev #indiedev @gamingonlinux

Checking on it now, the Linux testing branch is already open on Steam. If you own it, you can go into the game's properties and onto the Beta tab. In the drop-down, you should find the "testing - Mac/Linux testing branch" item which will allow you to test it out before going live for everyone.


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The game offers up three distinct campaign episodes, hand-made without the random generation found in many other more modern titles. Loads of weapons to find like sickles, swords, crossbows, rifles, dual-wielded and double barrelled shotguns and so on.

For extra fun, there's also an Endless Survival Mode and online arena multiplayer.

If you want to pick up a copy, it's on Humble Store and Steam.

Once it's out for everyone without the need for a beta, I will take a proper look at it.

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sub 3 February 2019 at 11:00 am UTC
Everyone into old-school FPS should give Quake1 mod Arcane Dimensions a try.


Simon's stuff is amazing imho.

Last edited by sub on 3 February 2019 at 2:36 pm UTC
tim241 3 February 2019 at 11:29 am UTC
YAY, the only thing left for them to do is get it on GOG, then I'll buy it!
Jollt 3 February 2019 at 11:41 am UTC
I got a key from a giveaway El Oshcuro did at GOL Discord, have to thank that .

Game is AMAZING like I thought it would be.
I was on my seat for the Linux version for some time and even saved money to get it (Looking at you Insurgency Sandstorm!) all the photos and hype on social media was killing me hah. I'm totally getting a second and third copies for the multiplayer with my bros.

Quick review, but it's scary and tense in the right way that you keep playing wanting more. Like a Horror Action Suspense Thriller movie. Gameplay is so fluid you get immersed.

With Ion Maiden and Dusk on Linux we can say we have both of the best "Duke/Quake" games of our era 100%.
Whitewolfe80 3 February 2019 at 4:07 pm UTC
tim241YAY, the only thing left for them to do is get it on GOG, then I'll buy it!
Might be in for a wait bc the windows version isnt on gog
Smoke39 3 February 2019 at 9:19 pm UTC
tim241YAY, the only thing left for them to do is get it on GOG, then I'll buy it!
Might be in for a wait bc the windows version isnt on gog
Their Post Release Roadmap lists "DRM Free versions" right at the top on the same line as Mac/Linux, so maybe it won't actually be too long?

Been looking forward to this. Glad to see the Linux version only a couple months after Windows.
Grimfist 5 February 2019 at 10:11 am UTC
Yeah, I've set my eyes on this since its release on Wincrap. I will definitely buy it as soon as it is fully supported on Linux.
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